City of Oakland - Chief of Party

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City of Oakland - Chief of Party

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Dear Surveyors:
Please find attached a URL for the Chief of Party position at the City of Oakland. The City of Oakland provides many benefits, pension and is a great place to work. This is an LSI/LS position with opportunities that abound. Please click on the URL: noted below and follow the prompts. We look forward to receiving your application soon! ... nitiesJobs

The Position

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill a Chief of Party vacancy within the Oakland Department of Transportation. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, forward thinking, technological Land Surveyor Intern or Professional Land Surveyor with a strong understanding of mapping review, construction layouts, and how to create necessary supportive AutoCAD drawings. The aspirant will manage a variety of surveying/engineering projects while interacting with departments from DOT, Public Works, and the Planning and Building departments. Further, the Chief of Party will communicate with the general public on matters referencing historical survey documentation specific to the City of Oakland's historical geographic areas.

Under direction of the City Land Surveyor, Chief of Party performs a variety of survey assignments; to supervise the work of field crews in the performance of engineering, boundary and construction surveys; and to read, interpret and reconcile engineering plans and survey records.

Chief of Party receives direction from the City Land Surveyor and exercises general supervision over Surveying Technicians.

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

•Supervise a field survey crew in the performance of preliminary, construction, property, topographic, hydrographic, or monumentation surveys.
•Train field personnel to perform surveys.
•Research records; gather field data and analyze data required to perform surveys.
•Perform precise triangulation, traverse and level work; keep field notes of readings and observations; make sketches and complex calculations, plot profiles and cross-sections; operate survey equipment.
•Read, interpret, and reconcile plans and specifications; perform field and office calculations.
•Prepare survey reports; resolve major discrepancies in complex construction plans and surveys.
•Provide information and verify data for private surveyors and the public.
•Establish and maintain contacts with engineers, contractors, inspectors, property owners, and the public.
•Plan, assign direct, review and evaluate the daily activities of assigned staff.
•Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements for Application

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.


An Associate Arts degree in surveying from an accredited college.


Two years of experience comparable to Senior Surveying Technician in the City of Oakland.

License or Certificate / Other Requirements:
Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.
Possession of a State of California certification as a Land Surveyor-In-Training. (Professional Land Surveyors Licensee’s also encouraged to apply.) (Applicants must scan and attach a copy of a State of California certification as a Land Surveyor-In-Training or a certification of registration as a Professional Land Surveyor to qualify for participation in the recruitment process.)


Knowledge of:
•Surveying practices, principles, and instruments.
•Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
•Legal descriptions, deeds, maps and other legal documents used to identify property.
•Civil engineering construction principles and practices.
•Engineer's data requirements for design purposes.
•Public contact and community relations.
•Principles of supervision, training and development.

Ability to:
•Read and interpret legal descriptions, survey data, maps and engineering drawings.
•Relate field conditions to work requests.
•Work independently and set priorities.
•Coordinate functions and activities between departments and outside agencies.
•Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
•Prepare and analyze complex reports of a general or technical nature.
•Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
•Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

See URL for Job Opportunities at the City of Oakland for Chief of Party.
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